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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, June 18 -- Monday, June 24

All DVD Releases

  • Stoker

    photo "Stoker" is the U.S.-directorial debut of the great South Korean director Park Chan-wook ("Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," "Oldboy," "Thirst") and it's quite an achievement. What starts out as a dysfunctional family drama spirals into an involving and intriguing mystery-thriller that becomes a modern-day riff on Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt" -- but without the sheen of mid-1940s innocence. This film is dark, rude and off-kilter through and through, with a cast of characters whose motives and actions just can't be fathomed -- at first. The story line: India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father (who was also her best friend) (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. She's an outcast in her own mind and an outcast at school (one who knows how to defend herself when bullied by one of her male schoolmates). The solitude of her woodsy family estate and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman, in another of her against-the-grain-casting roles), India thinks the void left by her father's death is finally being filled by his closest bloodline. But soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Uncle Charlie first makes moves on Evie, then decides he wants to get closer to India. But instead of feeling outrage or horror, the girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him, eventually unraveling a horrible mystery that has soiled the Stoker family's past. Though it wasn't a huge boxoffice success, "Stoker" -- written by actor Wentworth Miller -- is one of the most original and auspicious releases of the year. Vitals: Director: Park Chan-wook. Stars: Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Lucas Till, Jacki Weaver. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 99 min., Mystery-Thriller, Box office gross: $1.628 million, Fox. 4 stars


  • Quartet

    photo Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday? Vitals: Director: Dustin Hoffman. Stars: Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Luke Newberry, Eline Powell. 2012, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 98 min., Comedy Drama, Box office gross: $17.843 million, The Weinstein Company. 3 stars

  • Jack the Giant Slayer

    photo Director Bryan Singer transfers the greenscreen and special effects he used so well in the big screen versions of Marvel Comics' "X-Men" to a fairy tale -- with less illustrious results. Actually, Singer takes the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale and translates it into a myth: Ancient monks, in their effort to literally climb to heaven, plant magic beans that grow into a pathway to a land in the sky unfortunately inhabited by human-eating giants, who travel down the beanstalk to conquer mankind. Fortunately, a brave king creates a magical crown that controls the giants, defeating them and sending them back to their land. Centuries later, the evil advisor to the current king uncovers the ancient monks' beans and when they unwittingly fall into the hands of a young peasant, Jack, the gateway between Earth and the giants' lair is reopened, and the fight for the world begins again -- forcing Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. The film was a critical and financial failure and for good reason: the acting is bland and artificial, the story line uneventful and predictable. Nicholas Hoult is a whitebread hero as Jack, Stanley Tucci plays his role as Roderick, the evil advisor, with off putting aplomb; the only person really having fun here is Ewan McGregor as head of the king's army -- he must have been tickled pink with the size of his paycheck. Is this the Bryan Singer of "The Usual Suspects"? Vitals: Director: Bryan Singer. Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewen Bremner. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 114 min., Fantasy Adventure, Box office gross: $62.958 million, Warner. 2 stars

  • Movie 43

    photo A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Fourteen vignettes directed by Bob Odenkirk and a dozen stars-directors: Elizabeth Banks (segment "Middleschool Date"), Steven Brill (segment "iBabe"), Steve Carr (segment "The Proposition"), Rusty Cundieff (segment "Victory's Glory"), James Duffy (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating"), Griffin Dunne (segment "Veronica"), Peter Farrelly (segments "The Pitch", "The Catch" and "Truth or Dare"), Patrik Forsberg (segment "Tampax"), Will Graham (segment "Homeschooled"), James Gunn (segment "Beezel"), Brett Ratner (segment "Happy Birthday"), Jonathan van Tulleken (segment "Machine Kids"). Vitals: Director: Bob Odenkirk. Stars: Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Justin Long, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Anna Faris, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Bell, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Duhamel, Uma Thurman. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 94 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $8.828 million, Fox. 2 stars

  • 21 & Over

    photo Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) has always done what's expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller) surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do what's unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over-indulgence and utter debauchery. Vitals: Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore. Stars: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Skylar Astin, Sarah Wright. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: R, 93 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $25.594 million, Fox. 2 stars

  • The Last Exorcism Part II

    photo Sequel to 2010's horror hit "The Last Exorcism." Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is back in the relative safety of civilization and sent to live in a group home where she's encouraged to leave her past behind and start a new life. Just as Nell settles in, she is tormented by the seductive demonic presence that once possessed her. She realizes that the evil force is back with unimaginably horrific plans that could only mean that her last exorcism was just the beginning. Vitals: Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly. Stars: Ashley Bell, Spencer Treat Clark, Andrew Sensenig, Judd Lormand, Muse Watson, Julia Garner. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 88 min., Horror, Box office gross: $15.152 million, Sony. 2 stars

    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Lifeforce (1985)
  • Marketa Lazarova (1967 - Czech) (Criterion)
  • Safety Last! (1923) (Criterion
  • Things to Come (1936) (Criterion)
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    All DVD Releases

    The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse (2013) An instant fan favorite when it premiered at last year's Comic-Con in San Diego, this hip horror fantasy done in CG animation brings to life the cult underground Dynamite comic series "The Living Corpse Exhumed," by Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson. A creature of the underworld, lurking in catacombs and tunnels, the Living Corpse wears his heart on his molding sleeve. He's not a typical hero -- he' a zombie. And he's not a typical zombie -- he has a soul. His mission: To protect the earth from other flesh-eaters, to keep them in their graves and to keep the powers of wickedness from corrupting our world. The DVD features a DVD-ROM of "The Living Corpse: Haunted" comic. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Anchor Bay).

    American Idiots (2011) Jeffrey T. Schoettlin, Caroline D'Amore, Sean Muramatsu, Madeline Merritt. Raunchy comedy has four friends on a cross-country journey to Las Vegas to stop a wedding and save their buddy from losing the love of his life. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew. (Lionsgate).

    American Mary (2012) Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk. "Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska are back with their follow-up to the indie hit "Dead Hooker in a Trunk." This horror-thriller is the story of a medical student named Mary who, growing increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized, gets involved in the messy world of underground surgeries. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette; commentary with Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle and Tristan Risk. (XLrator Media).

    Before Sunrise/Before Sunset (1995/2004) Dir.: Richard Linklater; Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke. Formats: DVD, $12.97. (Warner).

    Body of Proof: The Complete Final Season (2013) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Getting the Shot" visual tones featurette, "VFX The Ultimate Makeover" featurette on transforming Southern California to make it look as if Philadelphia, "All Kinds Of Props" featurette, "Creating the World" production featurette, "Body of Goofs." (Disney).

    The Brass Teapot (2012) Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel, Billy Magnussen, Alia Shawkat, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Park. Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about a twentysomething couple who fall upon hard economic times and, on a trip, find a mysterious, magical brass teapot that makes them money -- but at a surprising price: the teapot spews forth money only when they physically hurt themselves. How far they are willing to go to strike it rich? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Prologue/alternate Opening, deleted scenes, "Uncovering: The Brass Teapot," interview with Michael Angarano, interview with director Ramaa Mosley, AXS TV: "A Look at The Brass Teapot," commentary with Mosley and executive producer P. Jennifer Dana, trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

    British Royal Children of the 20th Century (2013) A newsreel celebration of England's most famous young princes and princesses. Formats: DVD. (Cherry Red/MVD Entertainment).

    Call the Midwife: Season Two (2012-13) Eight episodes of the U.K. series about a young midwife in 1950s London's working class East End who provides the poorest women with the best possible care. Formats: Three-disc DVD, $39.98; two-disc Blu-ray, $44.98. Extras: 2012 Christmas Special, as well as interviews with the cast and crew. (BBC Home Entertainment).

    photo Dino King 3D (2013) CGI-animated adventure about Speckles, a baby Tarbosaurus, who is exiled and forced to flee his homeland when his entire family is killed by an evil, one-eyed T-Rex. In the hostile jungle he meets up with Blue Eyes, another lonely and lost Tarbosaur, and he eventually returns to claim his family's ancient hunting grounds to become The Dino King. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Well Go USA).

    Divorce Invitation (2012) Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Nadia Bjorlin, Elliott Gould, Lainie Kazan, Paul Sorvino, Richard Kind, Andrea Bowen. When a happily married young man runs into his high school sweetheart, the chance meeting rekindles the feelings he had all those years ago. Convinced that the old flame is his true soul mate, he wants out of his marriage -- but there's just one problem: He signed an iron-clad pre-nup which states that in order to get out of his marriage, he must throw a "Divorce Party" and invite all of the guests who came to the wedding. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Level 33 Entertainment).

    Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Fourth Season (2012) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $30.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes. (Sony).

    Everyone Must Die! (2012) Nick LaMantia, Clifford Lynch, Nicole Beattie. In this tongue-in-cheek indie slasher flick, a killer is going from town to town killing dozens of people, then moving on. When one young man's sister is slaughtered, he vows revenge and begins to track down the murderer. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).

    The Ghastly Love Of Johnny X (2012) Paul Williams, Creed Bratton, Kate Maberly, Kevin McCarthy, Reggie Bannister. A wild concoction of 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, and singing and dancing. Banished to Earth for intergalactic juvenile delinquency, Johnny X and his gang of Ghastly Ones set off in search of a piece of alien technology that could change the fate of the universe forever -- the so-called "resurrection suit." Soon, the extraterrestrial no-goodniks are embroiled in a wacky scheme involving a femme fatale named Bliss, a shifty concert promoter with schemes of his own, and a recently deceased musician who won't let a little decomposition stop him from rocking. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes; outtakes; "Paul Bunnell's Ghastly Vision" featurette; commentary with director Paul Bunnell, composer Ego Plum and actress De Anna Joy Brooks. (Strand releasing).

    The Ghost Army (2013) In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of G.I.s -- including young artists recruited from art schools across the country -- landed in France to conduct a special mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, they created a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1,100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Every move they made was top secret, and their story was kept quiet for decades after the war's end. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).

    Gibsonburg (2012) Louis Bonfante, Lili Reinhart, Jonnie Wagner. Inspirational true story of a high school baseball team in Ohio that became the only team in the nation to win a State Championship game with a losing record. Follows Andy Gruner, high school senior and captain of the baseball team, who is struggling with the family business going into debt, pursuing a relationship with his longtime crush, Kathy Colaner, and the discovery of a family secret that could fracture his family's bonds. Formats: DVD. (Monarch Home Entertainment).

    Heroin King of Baltimore: The Rise and Fall of Melvin Williams (2013) Melvin Williams was the heroin king of Baltimore who amassed nearly a half billion dollars during the 70's and early 80's. After the Martin Luther King assassination, Baltimore City officials would call on Melvin Williams, age 27, to help stop the riots. Famous in Baltimore for telling the rioters to stop and go home, Williams left the police bewildered that they didn't have enough power to stop the riots even with the armed forces involved. However, instead of being grateful, the powers that be saw Williams as a threat and would ultimately frame him and put him behind bars for 26 years. Formats: DVD, $19.95. (MVD Entertainment).

    The Howling Collector's Edition (1981) Dir.: Joe Dante; Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens, Elisabeth Brooks. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with director Joe Dante and actors Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo; "Unleashing the Beast: The Making of the Howling" multi-part documentary; deleted scenes and outtakes; "Making of a Monster: Inside The Howling" documentary; "Horror's Hallowed Grounds": A look at the film's locations; photo gallery; theatrical trailers. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

    Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Dir.: Bryan Singer; Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewen Bremner. Formats: DVD, 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, Gag Reel. Blu-ray adds: "Become a Giant Slayer" interactive experience. (Warner).

    Justin Bieber: Always Believing (2012) Written, directed and executive produced by Thomas Gibson, maker of the documentary "Biebermania," this documentary -- timed for the North American leg of Bieber's "Believe" tour -- provides fans with a comprehensive profile of the teen idol; features never-before-seen footage of on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez, plus exclusive interviews with fellow touring act Mindless Behavior and celebrity insights from Usher, Drake, Sean Kingston and Nicki Minaj. Formats: DVD, $7.98. Extras: Making-of featurette, extra footage and interviews. (Entertainment One).

    Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Good Croc, Bad Croc (2013) Seven episodes from the TV series based on the movie franchise: "Good Croc Bad Croc," "The Princess and the Po," "Chain Reaction," "Bad Po," "Jailhouse Panda," "Father Crime" and "Po Fans Out." Formats: DVD, $14.98. Extras: "Croc Crackdown" game. (Fox).

    The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) Ashley Bell, Spencer Treat Clark, Andrew Sensenig, Judd Lormand, Muse Watson, Julia Garner. Formats: Unrated DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary featuring directors Ed Gass-Donnelly and Eli Roth, three featurettes: "Hair Salon Scare -– The Last Exorcism Part II Goes Viral" in which unsuspecting customers at a beauty salon are given a frightening surprise when a haunting image of a Nell look alike stares back at them from their mirror; "Nell's Story" and "Shooting in New Orleans." (Sony).

    Lifeforce Collector's Edition (1985) Dir.: Tobe Hooper; Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Nicholas Ball, Mathilda May. A race of space vampires arrive in London and begin infecting the Earth. Blu-ray includes both theatrical and international versions. Based on the novel "The Space Vampires" by philosopher Colin Wilson. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary with director Tobe Hooper; new retrospective with cast and crew including star Steve Railsback, Hooper and others; original vintage "Making-of Lifeforce" featurette; original theatrical trailer; TV spot; still gallery. (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory).

    Mara (2012 -- Sweden) Angelica Jansson, Cecilia Samuelsson, Emelie Frantz Nilsson, Martin Brandt, Philip Hansell. In the dark woods of Sweden, five young people are all alone in an old isolated summer cottage. What should have been a nice relaxing weekend soon becomes a living nightmare as the party is haunted by something evil from the past. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).

    Marketa Lazarova BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD (1967) In its home country, Frantisek Vlacil's "Marketa Lazarova" has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vancura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence. Vlacil's approach was to re-create the textures and mentalities of a long-ago way of life, rather than to make a conventional historical drama, and the result is dazzling. With its inventive widescreen cinematography, editing, and sound design, "Marketa Lazarova" is an experimental action film. New high-definition digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: New interviews with actors Magda Vasaryova, Ivan Paluch and Vlastimil Harapes and costume designer Theodor Pistek; new interviews with film historian Peter Hames and journalist and critic Antonín Liehm; booklet featuring new essays by film scholar Tom Gunning and author and translator Alex Zucker and a 1969 interview with Vlacil by Liehm. (The Criterion Collection).

    Movie 43 (2013) Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Justin Long, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Anna Faris, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Bell, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Duhamel, Uma Thurman. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "Find Our Daughter." (Fox).

    NOVA: Meteor Strike (2013) On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere, exploded, and fell to the ground across a wide swath near the Ural Mountains in Russia. A blinding flash of light streaked across the sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1,000 people to the hospital. According to NASA, the Siberian meteor exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs and was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since the Tunguska event of 1908. Within days, NOVA crews joined impact scientists in Russia as they hunted for clues about the meteor’s origin and makeup. Formats: DVD, $24.99. (PBS Distribution).

    Prank (2013) Nick Renaud, Henry Monfries. Three high school students, sick of living in fear of bullies, plan the ultimate payback. But when their prank goes way too far, they come to realize that getting even can have deadly consequences. Formats: DVD, Digital. (RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment).

    Quartet (2012) Dir.: Dustin Hoffman; Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Luke Newberry, Eline Powell. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: TBA (The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay).

    photo Rectify (2012) Two-disc set with all six one-hour episodes of the Sundance Channel hit, about a young man, Daniel Holden, who, after spending 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, has his conviction vacated due to new DNA evidence, thrusting him back into a world he no longer knows. Having spent his adult life waiting to die, Daniel must now learn how to live again. But, his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison. He is haunted by the past, dogged by the present, and uncertain of the future. As he struggles to adapt to his new life, his return reignites the fears of his small town and threaten to shatter his family's fragile peace. Formats: DVD, $29.98. Extras: "Sundance on Set: Rectify," "Meet the Cast," "Inside Job: Behind the Scenes," "Inside the Episode With Ray McKinnon," "Behind the Screen." (Anchor Bay).

    Safety Last! BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD (1923) The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd -- ­the modern guy striving for success -- ­is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, "Safety Last!" is the perfect introduction to him. Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, "Safety Last!" is a movie experience par excellence, anchored by a genuine legend. New 2K digital film restoration with a musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1989, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray edition. Alternate score by organist Gaylord Carter from the late 1960s, presented in uncompressed monaural on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Commentary featuring film critic Leonard Maltin and director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll; introduction by Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd's granddaughter and president of Harold Lloyd Entertainment; "Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius," a 104-minute documentary from 1989; three newly restored Lloyd shorts: "Take a Chance" (1918), "Young Mr. Jazz" (1919) and "His Royal Slyness" (1920), with commentary by Correll and film writer John Bengtson; "Locations and Effects," a new documentary featuring Bengtson and special effects expert Craig Barron; new interview with Davis; booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park. (The Criterion Collection).

    Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 2 Part 2: Spooky Stampede (2013) Two-disc set with 13 episodes, $19.97. As the series draws to a close, the gang races against time, encounters sinister creatures and competes with other interested parties in order to solve the long buried secrets of their hometown. The sleuthing teens are also faced with having to solve one of their greatest mysteries yet -- saving Earth from destruction. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

    Springhill, Series 1 (1996-1997) Four-disc set with all 26 episodes of the first season of the British series "soap" mixed with mysterious, supernatural elements, $59.99. U.S. debut. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

    Stoker (2013) Dir.: Park Chan-wook; Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Lucas Till, Jacki Weaver. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "An Exclusive Look: A Filmmakers Journey"; deleted scenes; "Behind the Scenes: Mysterious Characters, Designing the Look, Creating the Music"; "Red Carpet Premiere: Emily Wells' performance of 'Becomes the Color'"; free song download of "Becomes the Color" by Emily Wells; "Hypnotherapy"; image galleries; more. (Fox).

    Summoned (2013) Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ashley Scott, Bailey Chase, James Hong. Someone, or something, is killing off all the people who served on the jury on one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Peter Sullivan, stills gallery. (Lionsgate).

    TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends -- Gene Kelly Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "Anchors Aweigh," "On The Town," "An American In Paris," "Brigadoon." Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).

    TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends -- John Wayne Action Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "Chisum," "The Train Robbers," "Cahill: United States Marshal," "McQ." Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).

    TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends -- Paul Newman Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "Somebody Up There Likes Me," "Harper," "Cool Hand Luke," "The Mackintosh Man." Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).

    TCM Greatest Classic Films: Romantic Affairs Each set includes four-classic films that spotlight Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses. "My Favorite Wife" (1940), "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (1941), "Woman of the Year" (1942), "Instant Love" (Aka Pao De Acucar) (1964). Formats: DVD, $27.92. (Warner).

    Things to Come BLU-RAY DEBUT and DVD (1936) A landmark collaboration between writer H. G. Wells, producer Alexander Korda and designer and director William Cameron Menzies, "Things to Come" is a science fiction film like no other, a prescient political work that predicts a century of turmoil and progress. Skipping through time, "Things to Come" bears witness to world war, dictatorship, disease, the rise of television, and finally, utopia. Conceived, written, and overseen by Wells himself as an adaptation of his own work, this mega-budgeted production, the most ambitious ever from Korda's London Films, is a triumph of imagination and technical audacity. One of the most overlooked classic film of all time. New high-definition digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition. Extras: Commentary featuring film historian and writer David Kalat; interview with writer and cultural historian Christopher Frayling on the film's design; film historian Bruce Eder on Arthur Bliss's musical score; audio recording from 1936 of a reading from H. G. Wells's writing about the "wandering sickness," the plague in "Things to Come"; booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien. (The Criterion Collection).

    Touch (2011) Porter Lynn, Long Nguyen, John Ruby, Melinda Bennett. A sensual film taht explores the sense of touch and its emotional impact. At V.I.P. Nails, a Vietnamese-American manicurist named Tam has a new customer, Brendan, a shy mechanic whose dirty hands prevents him from being intimate with his aloof wife. Desperately seeking to save his marriage, Brendan goes to the nail salon every day where Tam does more than scrub his hands clean -- she also offers him advice on how to get his wife to love him again. Tam also has her own issues: She's dealing with the loss of her mother,the needs of her physically and emotionally crippled father, and her own indecision in life. Soon, Tam and Brendan find themselves drawn to each other, an attraction which becomes harder and harder to resist. This sensual film explores the sense of touch and its emotional impact. It's an evocative debut film by Vietnam-born filmmaker Minh Duc Nguyen that also offers an interesting peek into the dynamics of mani/pedi parlors. Formats: DVD. Extras: Trailer, deleted scenes, outtakes. (Cinema Libre Studio).

    21 & Over (2013) Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Skylar Astin, Sarah Wright. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray Extras: "Levels of Intoxication," "Tower of Power," "Gag Reel." (Fox).

    photo Web Therapy: The Complete Second Season (2012) Two-disc set with 11 episodes of the Showtime series about Fiona Wallace (Lisa Kudrow), a therapist with little patience for her patients. Tired of hearing about people's problems for 50 minutes, she devises an innovative new treatment -- the three-minute therapeutic video chat. Formats: DVD, $19.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, director's cuts with Conan O'Brien and Meryl Streep, Auto Tune music video. (Entertainment One).

    The Wild West (2006 -- TV) Miniseries reveals the real stories behind three of the West's most famous figures: General Custer, Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid. Formats: DVD. (BBC Home Entertainment).

    Wilfred: Season 2 (2012) Singe disc with 13 episodes, $29.98. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Deleted scenes, blooper reel, "Stay," "News at Noon With Jenna," Wilfred/Ryan mash-up. (Fox).

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